An in-depth look at the life of Polish actress Helena Modjeska,
whose struggles to build a career as an independent female actor and
business woman, amid confrontations and societal assumptions, became a thing of art. As a bi-national star, Modjeska discovers her own natural acting style, refining theatre and redefining culture in 19th century America. Continually haunted after visits to her beloved Poland, she transforms herself into the voice of Poland and the voice of women--- the dignified, the fallen, and the conflicted. Modjeska's extraordinary vision, creativity and drive become unstoppable. Admired for her beauty and nobility, she never forgets her true nature or the influence of Mother Nature on her art. Based on her letters, memoirs, biographies, and interviews with scholars and descendants, the stylized documentary tells the story of one woman's commitment to her self and to humanity through her art.